Month o’ the Green
During this Saint Patrick’s Day month, Oakmont Health Initiative has felt lucky having JoRene lead classes. It is her dedication and guidance that encourage class members to reach a little higher, balance a little longer stand a little straighter. It is because of JoRene that the “free” fitness classes are such a success.
Fitness is not “free,” even if classes are. Exercise gurus tell us, “to stay in shape is to stay dedicated. It’s necessary to put in the time and effort. Oakmont Health Initiative is dedicated to that time and effort. OHI is focused on maintaining healthy bodies, minds, and friendships. Effort pays off and the pay-off requires effort!
Classes are free to participants, but additional funds to supplement basic expenses are always welcomed. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted through Oakmont Community Foundation (oakmontcommunityfoundation.com) with OHI noted as beneficiary.
One class participant describe why he will respond to this appeal:
OHI exerciser Gary Bunas compares costs of three exercise venues: 35 years in JC fitness classes, two decade membership in a local gym, and fitness classes at Oakmont. He says “It’s a no brainer.. Charlene and I see our contribution to OHI as a preference to JC tuition and gym memberships. Besides, classes are close to home and plenty of friends have grown from these regular morning meet-ups.”
Classes are open to all with the disclaimer that the exerciser must check with a doctor if he/she hasn’t exercised in a while. Classes are strenuous and not everyone can just drop in and keep up. It may take a plan to work up to keep up. Take fitness seriously, as your own long haul. Baby steps at first. Bring a mat, water to drink and free weights. OHI provides equipment for those in need.